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#1 nylalany

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    Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:26 AM

    If you have a website that has a Local Activities page, please share it with me - I"m running out of time and I haven't actually gone to any of the local activities such as Xel Ha, Tulum ruins, or Coba, so if you can recommend your favorites as well and also if anyone knows cheaper ways to go too, that would be great. I'll research on Google and tripadvisor too, I just thought it might be faster if you already have it done :).

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    #2 rodent

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      Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:47 AM

      This is my "adventures" page on my website. I will be doing more extensive research later that I can share, but I haven't done it yet. Jason Lambert started a thread on the forum that had great info about activities in RM. I'll PM you my website if you want to snag any of the pictures off of it. I have a picture next to each adventure.

      Adventures
      There are many adventures to be had in the Riviera Maya. This page will be updated with more information about each adventure & new adventures will be added.

      Snorkeling
      Our hotel is less than 2 miles miles from a great place to snorkel called Paamul lagoon. Another great spot to snorkel is Yal ku lagoon which is about 10 miles south. You can also snorkel right in front of our hotel.
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      Deep Sea Fishing
      June is the best month for deep sea fishing in this area. We plan on organizing a group fishing trip for anyone interested. Capt. Rick's Sport Fishing Info Page
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      Zip lines
      Ride a zip line through the jungle!

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      Xcaret
      Xcaret Eco Theme Park is full of Mayan culture, flora/fauna, archaelogical tours, and water attractions. It is in Playa del Carmen, 20 minutes from the hotel. Cancun Mexico - Xcaret Park Eco Archaeological Theme Park natural Cancun tour If you are planning to visit xcaret, take biodegradable sunscreen. They will not allow regular sunscreen into the park. It can be purchased at the park, but is much cheaper online.








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      Xel-Ha
      Xel-Ha is natural water park. Riviera Maya Mexico Xel-Ha Ecological Water Theme Park Xel-Ha also does not allow non-biodegradable sunscreen.










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      Playa del Carmen
      The town of Playa del Carmen is just 20 minutes north of our hotel. Playa's 5th avenue is a pedestrian walkway filled with markets, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars. Playa del Carmen is the place to go for a night out. Our hotel provides a shuttle service to Playa del Carmen.
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      Tulum
      The Mayan ruins of Tulum are 25 minutes south of our hotel.
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      Golf
      There is a 9-hole golf course across from our hotel.
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      Scuba Diving
      Dive the cenotes- explore the caves and over 300 miles of interconnected passageways.

      There is a dive shop a couple of miles from our hotel Scuba Mex Dive Shop Paamul Mexico. Safe reef dives in the Mexican Caribbean south of Cancun, near Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Akumal and Tulum, Mexico

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      Alltournative Tours
      A highly recomended tour company Alltournative - Off Track Adventures




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      Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park
      Hidden Worlds Cenotes Park Yucatan Mexico Riviera Maya located near Puerto Aventuras. Snorkel or dive to explore cenotes (underground caves & tunnels). Ride a zip line or skycycle above the jungle.
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      Aktun Chen
      Explore caves, cenotes, and jungles Aktun Chen - Information
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      #3 CarrieRN

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        Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:51 AM

        I haven't done an activies page yet...but plan on doing a newsletter (it links to webpage) in a few weeks with a bit about the different excursions and parks. Trying to spread out the newsletters to keep people excited and to not appear like a stalker.
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        #4 nylalany

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          Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:38 PM

          Morgan (or anyone else) - Have you been to Xcaret, Xel-Ha, or Hidden Worlds? Is Xel Ha tons better than Xcaret? Xcaret is closer to my hotel, but I fear the word "theme park"...Also cenotes seem special to the area, so Hidden Worlds seems like a good option to push people towards - but has anyone been there or perhaps planned a group trip?

          #5 Jacqueline

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            Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:47 PM

            OH MY! Joe and I went over the summer for vacation, to Riviera Maya and loved it. We went to Xel-ha and LOVED it. I wish I would have known about it earlier in the week b/c one day wasn't enough. It's awesome, they have snorkling, live parrots just hanging out, lil outside restaurant/bars, shops, hammocks, dolphins! We went snorkling and the water was perfect, it was great, I can't rave enough. It's great. I have not heard anything about Xcarat but I'm sure it's great too, and very similar. DEF try to make a day trip or two there. Depending on how far it is from your hotel, I'd suggest just getting a cab. They hae buses BUT the bus stops at other hotels and picks up people so it can take an hour or more to get there verses 20 minutes... got me? Oh have FUN!

            #6 TATrisha

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            Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:49 PM

            I would suggest you check out the forums. It has MANY exciting places that your guests can visit.


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            #7 rodent

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              Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:34 PM

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              Originally Posted by nylalany
              Morgan (or anyone else) - Have you been to Xcaret, Xel-Ha, or Hidden Worlds? Is Xel Ha tons better than Xcaret? Xcaret is closer to my hotel, but I fear the word "theme park"...Also cenotes seem special to the area, so Hidden Worlds seems like a good option to push people towards - but has anyone been there or perhaps planned a group trip?

              I have not been to any of these places. I went to cancun in high school, but we were only there 2 nights so we just had time for one activity. We rode horses on the beach. This time I want to snorkel at a lagoon near the hotel, zipline, go to tulum, and maybe deep sea fish.

              Xcaret & Xel-ha are the same company. I've heard they are great, but can be a little touristy for some people. There are really mixed reviews. maybe it depends on if someone was there on a crowded day or not. I've also heard it's over priced for snorkeling, etc. when you can just go down to a nice lagoon & snorkel where it isn't a crowded.

              I know a lot of our guests want to go to Xcaret, but I would prefer to go somewhere else less crowded. It also bothers me that they advertise themself as an ecofriendly place & then they have a swim with the dolphins program.

              I heard about hidden world from jason who said it was great. I'll try to dig up his review of activities. It was really useful.

              Many people on the forum have said the alltournative tours are wonderful.

              #8 rodent

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                Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:38 PM

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                #9 jean-marcus

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                  Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:02 AM

                  i jsut got back from tulum. i loved it. the ruins are amazing. well i guess if you like historical things like that. some people arent moved by them but i thought it was amazing. the couple i was photographing ran out of time so we didnt get to go to the cave snorkling but we really wanted to.

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                  Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:38 PM

                  Alright Jean-Marcus... were you able to photograph at the ruins? How'd you do it?

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